I had the opportunity to go with some other teams. But I didn't consider those teams to be contenders, and I was right.

-Pedro Martinez
Pedro Martinez

Baseball is a game of the soul.

Pedro Martinez
At my Mom's house on the farm, it get's so dark, you look at the stars and and you feel like you can just reach out and grab them. I love her so much and I love this place so much, it hurts. I stay here because I need to find myself again after playing in the States. Here it's me talking. It's my soul talking.
Pedro Martinez

Some of the things I've done are really special.

Pedro Martinez
I'm not in the big leagues just because I'm cute.
Pedro Martinez

I'm human. No excuses. Hey, they got to me. That's all.

Pedro Martinez
I remember quotes in the paper, 'Here comes the man that New York loves to hate.' Man? None of you have probably ever eaten steak with me or rice and beans with me to understand what the man is about. You might say the player, the competitor, but the man? You guys have abused my name. You guys have said so many things, have written so many things.
Pedro Martinez

I want to feel secure personally. Have a competitive team out there -- I really want to win; I hate losing -- and, I guess, I want to be treated like a normal person.

Pedro Martinez
It's just not right. I was a victim of that. I did what I was supposed to do, and it stayed with me my whole career how I was treated. I couldn't help it. I told Mike and I said it loud. I guess a lot of people heard it. He's got all the tools to be a great hitter.
Pedro Martinez

Everybody goes through a little funk, ... and right now we're going through one.

Pedro Martinez
I like the challenge. I do not like the attention.